Mysterious objects

Date: Sat Jul 02 2005 - 12:51:39 EDT

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    Hi SeeSat-L list (and others) --
    A well known planetary amateur Paolo Lazzarotti of Italy has sent out an 
    e-mail referring to a pair of mysterious objects located near to M27. I am 
    forwarding his e-mail at below. 
         It has been calculated at 2.6" / minute speed.  
    Frank J. Mellilo, of ALPO suggests that it is a possible geostationery 
    satellite (two so close together???). After you see the animation, what do you think 
    it could be? Ted or anybody?
    -- joe rao
    I want to submit to your attention this odd picture showing M27 with a couple 
    of misterious objects passing in its neighbourhood at slow speed.
    For your better clearance I also made an animation you can download here:
    The animation does show the most conspicuous object and another weaker one on 
    the top-left corner.
    The main object is initially seen as "2 stars together with baffles" which 
    are going to melt each other after 80+ minutes were spent.
    Both the image attached and the animation are dark corrected, so I can 
    exclude any hot pixel.
    The largest pic is an original frame with no processing done.
    I have no idea with that, hope to have some feedback from you.
    Thank you in advance.
    Meade Mak-Cass. 178mm f/15 scope 
    Canon D300 Digital Rebel at primefocus, no filter 
    13x300 secs. frames stacked with a little pause among shots
    Images taken on June 28th, 2005. The 1st shot was taken at 22:29 UT and the 
    last one at 23:51 UT 
    Images recorded on mt. Giogo, Massa, Italy - LNG: 10 07' 43", LAT.: 44 19' 
    50", ELEV.: 1500 meters 
    More datas can be provided if needed.
    Ad astra per semper.
    \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_ \_
    eng. Paolo R. Lazzarotti
    Italian High Quality Astro Instruments
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